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All-Star Archives Vol. 1 [Hardcover]

DC Comics
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Nov. 14 1997 All Star Comics Archives (Book 1)
In 1940, DC Comics created the concept of the super-team by bringing together Green Lantern, Hawkman, Wonder Woman, and many others to battle powers that threatened the entire world.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Amazon Stenographer Oct. 6 2011
By Jonathan Stover TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
A combination of exhilaration and exasperation accompanies my reading of most Golden-Age (that is, 1937-1949) American superhero comic books. One can see both a genre and a medium being defined and refined, sometimes boldly, sometimes wrongly, sometimes ineptly. And as per Sturgeon's Law, at least 90% of it is crap. Maybe 99%.

Before the Avengers, the Justice League of America, the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the X-Men -- before all other superhero teams and superhero groups -- was the Justice Society of America, debuting in 1940 in issue 3 of All-Star Comics, just less than 3 years after the appearance of the first American superheroes. The group comprised the company now known as DC's Golden Age superhero stable, with a few notable exceptions: Superman and Batman were honorary members who almost never appeared, as the Society was used to help promote 'DC's' less popular heroes, while Wonder Woman would generally only act as recording secretary and not an actual fighting member of the group.

The most active original members of the JSA would range from the fairly famous (the original Green Lantern and original Flash) to the more obscure (comic relief Johnny Thunder and Red Tornado, the original Atom, Hourman, Dr. Fate, and the Spectre). Heroes with earth-shaking cosmic powers (the Lantern and his magic ring, Flash, Fate, Spectre and, surprisingly perhaps, Johnny Thunder and his magical intelligent pink thunderbolt) sat beside heroes with limited powers (Hourman, whose Miraclo pills gave him an hour of enhanced strength), powerful gadgets (Starman, Dr. Midnite, Hawkman, Sandman) or no powers or gadgets at all (the dreary Atom, whose power was that he was really strong for a height-challenged person. And he wasn't a really strong dwarf or midget -- he was maybe 5'2".
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Format:Hardcover
I never grew up durring the Golden Age. And you don't need to be to enjoy this book. This book reprints All-Star JSA issues #3 - 6. The book features the VERY first Super Hero Team! The stories are corney, sure, but it's still fun and entertaining to this day. Like one reviewer said, if you get one Archive you'll want to get them all - it's that good! Comic fans will love this book, and it's other volumes.
This story features interesting characters, like Spectre, Dr. Fate, Golden Age Flash and Green Lantern, Hour Man, The Atom, Hawkman (also features Hawk girl in one issue) and my favorites Sandman and Jonny Thunder!!! All are classic heros that even appear today, like in Comics such as "Spectre" (Who is Hal Jordon now) and "JSA" written by Awsome Writer Goeff Johns.
Buy this book if your a comic fan! Even if you aren't into comics, it's a great place to start and learn. (May as well Start at the begining of Comic Histroy)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Golden Age Comes Alive! May 2 2000
Format:Hardcover
Anyone who is a true fan of comic books will truly appreciate this hard cover edition of the first Super Hero Team--The Justice Society of America. This team of heroes set the stage of their silver age counterparts, as well as, the Justice League of America. I am glad DC has put together these Archive Editions as an easy way to capture hard to find and out of print titles. You could easily spend thousands of dollars and long hours at comic conventions to buy back issues. I for one am hooked. Once you buy one, you'll want to buy the whole set.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent collection of classic tales July 9 2005
By T. J. Campbell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
One of DC's earlier archive editions, this volume reprints the entirety of All-Star Comics #3-6, the first four issues of the Justice Society of America. Considering the high cost of the individual issues, this is a fantastic affordable way to own the contents of those issues. Each issue is broken up into linked individual adventures of the various members of the Justice Society, giving these characters an extra showcase outside of the titles they had their own adventures in. The overall package is very attractive and great care is evident in the reproduction. A must-own for fans of the Golden Age of comics and the Justice Society.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dawn of the Comics' Original Superteam Nov. 21 2010
By Danny L - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
In the 1970's my first all-star team of superheros were the Justice League of America, which consisted of the superstars of DC's silver age. Yet, as I got older I had discovered sometime between 1973 and 1974 the same company were re-issuing works of the Justice Society of America; and this introduced me to the origin of DC Comics, which we have come to know as the Golden Age.

Now, with this ALL STAR COMICS ARCHIVES-VOLUME 1, I can relive the magical times when a comic book was a comic book, when kids back in the 1940s could whet their fantasies of Flash, Wonder Woman, Hawkman, Green Lantern and the rest of the band battling underworld mobsters and the Nazis. It came during a time when the USA was a country determined on true freedom and liberty and the idea of human equality, something that is really missing in comic books today as well as in the troublesome society we live in now.
Hence, if you want to learn about the origins of your favorite superheroes of the past and enjoy the adventures at the same time, this collection is for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Comic Book Fan's Dream Come True March 28 2009
By Lou Cole - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The volumes of "All Star Comics Archives" was like a dream or a wish come true. Thee volumes are the compilation of the entire appearance of "The Justice Society of America" series that appeared in the 1940's in "All Star Comics" published by DC Comics' subsidiary company "All American Comics."

I first became acquainted with The Justice Society of America in the 1960's that guest appeared in their return and coming out of retirement on Earth 2 a parrallel Earth first introduced in "The Flash" comics and then going on to appear traditionally in a two-part story evry summer teamin-up with Earth 1's "The Justice League of America" as guest stars in the pages of "The Justice League of America."

I became a fan of the Justice Society of America and wished that there were a way to see these original golden age stories form years ago. Well, now the whole complete series from the 1940's that appeared in "All Star Comics" are now available.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Golden Age Comes Alive! May 2 2000
By Christopher J. Marshall - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Anyone who is a true fan of comic books will truly appreciate this hard cover edition of the first Super Hero Team--The Justice Society of America. This team of heroes set the stage of their silver age counterparts, as well as, the Justice League of America. I am glad DC has put together these Archive Editions as an easy way to capture hard to find and out of print titles. You could easily spend thousands of dollars and long hours at comic conventions to buy back issues. I for one am hooked. Once you buy one, you'll want to buy the whole set.
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5.0 out of 5 stars When Comic Books Were Young May 10 2012
By Jose Gomez Reguera - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Tried and trusty superheroes of a time long past. See the Flash with wings on his helmet and feet; shades of Mercury! Gaze upon the multihued Green Lantern, with a
purple cape, yet! These and other equally quaint do-gooders arise from a long repose
to engage us with their exploits! Welcome back!
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